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    Putin orders government to sue Ukraine if defaults on US$3 billion debt
    Dec09

    Putin orders government to sue Ukraine if defaults on US$3 billion debt

    President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday ordered his government to sue Ukraine if the ex-Soviet republic defaults on its $3 billion (about 2.7 billion euros) debt to Russia. …read more Source: Channel...

    Syrian refugees participate in Berlin public menorah lighting
    Dec09

    Syrian refugees participate in Berlin public menorah lighting

    BERLIN (JTA) — A group of Syrian refugee children — along with other Muslim groups in Berlin — joined with Jewish groups for a public Hanukkah candle-lighting ceremony in the German city. On Sunday, the Syrian children joined with local Jewish kids to light the giant Chabad menorah at the Brandenburg Gate. Aiman Mazyek, head of the Central...

    Ukrainian militia accused of holding Dutch paintings for $55M ransom
    Dec09

    Ukrainian militia accused of holding Dutch paintings for $55M ransom

    Ed AdamczykHOORN , Netherlands, Dec. 9 (UPI) — Artwork stolen from a Netherlands museum is being ransomed for nearly $55 million by Ukrainian ultra-nationalists, the museum said. …read more Source: United Press...

    Italy seeks further EU discussion on extending sanctions against Russia
    Dec09

    Italy seeks further EU discussion on extending sanctions against Russia

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Italy unexpectedly demanded that a mooted extension of the European Union’s economic sanctions on Russia go for further discussion within the bloc rather than be rubber-stamped by EU envoys who met on Wednesday. …read more Source:...

    Time Magazine Names Merkel “Person of the Year 2015”
    Dec09

    Time Magazine Names Merkel “Person of the Year 2015”

    Time magazine has named German Chancellor Angela Merkel its 2015 “Person of the Year”, noting her leadership during the Syrian refugee crisis, the Greek bail-out deal, currency turmoil in the European Union, and Russia’s intervention in Ukraine. The magazine said Merkel “stepped in” every time Europe faced a serious crisis. It...

    IMF Changes Rule On Debt For Ukraine, As Russia Complains
    Dec09

    IMF Changes Rule On Debt For Ukraine, As Russia Complains

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has changed a rule that would have blocked its financial aid program to Ukraine in the event the country defaulted on its debt owed to Russia. IMF spokesman Gerr …read more Source: Big News...

    IAAF begins reallocating events Russia lost over doping
    Dec09

    IAAF begins reallocating events Russia lost over doping

    MOSCOW (AP) — Rome and Kiev are among the bidders to host track and field events that were taken away from Russia when it was suspended last month by athletics’ world governing body, the IAAF, because of a doping scandal. …read more Source: CNS...

    Angela Merkel named Person of the Year by Time magazine
    Dec09

    Angela Merkel named Person of the Year by Time magazine

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been named Time’s Person of the Year, praised by the magazine for her leadership on everything from Syrian refugees to the Greek debt crisis. “Leaders are tested only when people don’t want to follow,” Time editor Nancy Gibbs said in a statement issued Wednesday. Time noted her leadership this year...

    UN: 9,000 killed in Ukraine conflict, but violence now easing up
    Dec09

    UN: 9,000 killed in Ukraine conflict, but violence now easing up

    More than 9,000 people have died in 21 months of fighting in eastern Ukraine, even as a new cease-fire has largely held and contributed to a sharp decline in casualties since mid-August, the U.N. human rights office said Wednesday. …read more Source: FOX...

    Putin orders to sue Ukraine over unpaid debt
    Dec09

    Putin orders to sue Ukraine over unpaid debt

    Russian president orders the government to sue Ukraine if it defaults on $3 billion debt which must be repaid this month …read more Source: World...